September 30, 2003

Verisign: Documenting the Damage

Link: Consequences of Putting Wildcards in .NET and .COM. Why are so many people pissed that Verisign broke the DNS? The initial anger was that a fundamental assumption of Internet... (read more)

Posted by chip at 08:00 PM to: The Net
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September 28, 2003

Restrain Verisign

I wrote previously how Verisign broke the Internet by boinking up the Domain Name System (DNS). The move has been met by universal opposition. ICANN, the organization that oversees the... (read more)

Posted by chip at 03:36 PM to: The Net
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September 25, 2003

NAT Breaks the Net

I'm currently sitting on the back porch of the Bouldin Creek Coffee House (motto: South Austin-style service without the sense of urgency), catching up on some email and work. Using... (read more)

Posted by chip at 03:08 PM to: The Net
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September 24, 2003

Barf!

Late night carousing can wear a person down. I'm not looking for the rarefied atmosphere of some swanky Warehouse District martini bar. I just don't want to be completely grossed... (read more)

Posted by chip at 01:29 AM to: Austin
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September 19, 2003

Happy Unwiring Day

Today is the day I finally cast off my Ethernet cables. I got wireless networking running on wiener. Wiener is an old Dell Inspiron 7000 laptop. It dual-boots Windows 98... (read more)

Posted by chip at 04:04 PM to: Technology
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September 18, 2003

Earthlink to Verisign: Piss Off

It's been 48 hours since Verisign broke the Internet, and only a day since ISC released a workaround. The next step is to see whether the major providers deploy a... (read more)

Posted by chip at 05:44 PM to: The Net
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September 17, 2003

Verisign Greed Breaks the Internet

Link: Verisign redirects error pages. Verisign, the operator of the largest databases for Internet domains, has taken greed to a new level. This week, they implemented a new service to... (read more)

Posted by chip at 12:49 AM to: Spam, The Net
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September 12, 2003

Goodbye, Friend

Yesterday afternoon, I lost my best friend. I've written how over the past month he's gone from sad to worse. Unfortunately, we never could get a diagnosis, and he kept... (read more)

Posted by chip at 12:57 AM to: My Happy Life
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September 10, 2003

Gentoo and FreeBSD: Not for Me

For the last many years, I used an old 486DX-33 computer as a router between my local network and the Internet. I powered it down yesterday, but when I tried... (read more)

Posted by chip at 10:09 PM to: Software
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Product is Shipping

Link: CATool Product Information One of the reasons I like product design so much is because I get giddily excited when people are willing to pay good cash money for... (read more)

Posted by chip at 12:39 PM to: Software
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September 05, 2003

My Sick Pussy

Things with the kitty have gone from unhappy to worse. I'm trying to avoid negative predictions about the outcomes, but I am steeling myself for the worst.... (read more)

Posted by chip at 12:30 PM to: My Happy Life
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